David Szpunar: Owner, Servant 42 and Servant Voice

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August 25th, 2007 at 12:15 am

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to school I go…

Well, it’s online to school, anyway. This week begins my second year (chronologically; I’m half-time so I’m still a freshman) of college. I’m taking two online classes this semester, a Technical Writing course and one on Database Design. Both appear very interesting, although fortunately they should be somewhat easy given my experience. I’m looking forward to learning some new things, but between classes, closing on and moving to our new house next month, and Roundtable travel, etc., my blogging may slow down more than it already has. Or, if I end up writing a bunch of interesting stuff for my Technical Writing class, I may post some of it and get some extra-good content! That, and if there’s an assignment where I want to procrastinate, what better to do than write a blog post instead? :-) We’ll see how it goes, no promises! I won’t stop completely, so don’t think I’ve disappeared!

There are some really cool things I’m seeing both in and out of the Church IT specialty in my feed reader, even though I’m lurking. I’ll be at Jason Powell’s Roundtable next month, and possibly at the national CITRT in Kansas City in early October, but that’s still to be determined. If at all possible, I’ll be at both! As sad as it would be to spend time away from our new house we’ll have only been in for half a month! Not to mention my wife — we’ve never spent a night under separate roofs since we got married in 2005, and our second anniversary is in October. Fortunately, it’s not the 3rd or 4th! :-D

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    I could not do online classes. I need someone in front of me and a book. I had a hard time in high school with the classes that were on my computer.
    Traveling for work is always fun, but being away from the family isn’t. I am sure Ruth will be fine :-)

    Kristin on August 25th, 2007
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    Fortunately (or unfortunately, as the pocketbook goes), the online classes do have books to go with them. The writing class textbook is the first edition of a book co-written by the professor teaching the class (we get extra credit for finding errors in the textbook, so I’m reading it closely :-) The online portion of that class is very, very well organized with every single assignment listed on the calendar (it’s seven printed pages!). The deadlines are tight but at least I know exactly what to do. The data design class should be fun but I haven’t dug very deep into it yet because the other class had stuff due first!

    David Szpunar on August 25th, 2007
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    I hope to see you in KC for the Fall RoundTable. I need your e-mail address to be able to send you some information. Can you e-mail me? clif.guy at cor dot org

    Clif Guy on August 27th, 2007